Aniela Piasecka is a dance artist with a strong practical anchoring in collaborative and interdisciplinary contemporary artistic contexts. A motivation to question the delineation of artistic practices and our singular understandings of authorship underpins her practice and current reflections. Frequently working with thematics then medium, her methods favour flexibility and ease of movement between artistic disciplines and contexts.
She hopes to further pursue these motivations as Associate Artist at Dance Base and continually strives to develop strategies for making public artworks that do not exclude local communities financially, by presenting work that is free to the public, geographically, by presenting work in accessible venues, and conceptually, by working towards outcomes that exist in arenas open and visible to the public.
She is part of performance group Stasis with artists Olivia Norris, Isabel Palmstierna and Paloma Proudfoot and also works with Proudfoot as sculptural duo Proudfoot and Piasecka. Other collaborators include filmmaker Daniel Cook, theatre director and performance artist Leonie Rae Gasson, DJ and Arts Producer Francis Dosoo, artist/musician Ailie Ormston, and visual artists Pester & Rossi.
She is particularly interested in research-led work and has spent time researching at Glasgow Women’s Library and the National Records of Scotland. She has contributed to the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop School’s Programme and to talks on collaboration with the Institute of Art, Design, and Technology Dublin and with The French Institute Edinburgh.
Solo and collaborative works have been shown in a variety of contemporary art contexts such as galleries (David Dale Gallery Glasgow, Cubitt Gallery London, Inverleith House Edinburgh) film festivals (Scottish Queer International Film Festival), digital platforms (Nowness, This Is Tomorrow), festivals (Glasgow International Art Biennial 2016/2018, Dance International Glasgow, Merchant City Festival) and performance venues (The Place London, CCA Glasgow).
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Image: Photo taken from Stasis performance at David Dale Gallery 2018, image credit Daniel Cook